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RJUDDHARRISON, that is interesting. The Thais and Cambodians as part of their national cuisine, make sliced green papaya salad with hot chillies and fish sauce. Always something new to learn everyday here!
I had never heard of it, then read about it twice in one day. I know there are certain other foods that should be restricted due to mercury...so was interested to see what other people thought or had experienced.
That is actually how I started growing the Papayas, My brother was visiting and we decided to make some Liberian Palm Soup, (chicken, greens, palmoil, papaya, peanuts and zezty hot pepepers...Actually Patouks makes a hot sauce with papaya that is delicious and fits the ticket for the meal. Anyway, I said to my bro, lets save these seeds and see if we can grow them...rest is history.
Got to thinking...that might "read" sarcastic...meant it to be funny...there goes that voice inflection thing again. What I hear in my head doesn't come out the same in black and white. Did not mean to offend..so sorry...again.
The local "worm lady" was saying recently not to put papaya seeds in your worm bin for recycling because the seeds stop the worms from reproducing too. So any body trying to get pregant might want to leave the cracked papaya seed salad dressings alone too. Aloha
I saw this, which sounds good -
"Red palm oil is free of cholesterol and trans-fatty acids. Rich source of phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, vitamin E tocotrienols, lycopene, which act as a super-antioxidant.These carotenoids are responsible for the striking red colour of the oil."
The site is at: http://www.rainforestredpalmoil.com
Green papaya fruits are popular here in Costa Rica. My mom prepares a dish called "picadillo de papaya": Papaya gree frnuits are chopped in small pieces then boil in a little bit of water plus condiments: culantro, onion, oregano and garlic and some kind of meat. In my case I use soy meat.
What I heard is that seeds of papaya have phytoestrogens.
By the way, papaya is my favorite fruits. When I was pregnant I ate ripen papaya very frequently.